Latest Missions of ISRO: Features & Highlights

From January 2017 to June 2017, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the space agency of the Government of India has achieved several milestones in Indian Space history.
The latest successful missions of ISRO include
1. PSLV-C 37 / Cartosat-2 series Satellite Launch
2. GSLV - F09 / GSAT 9 Launch

3. GSLV Mk III- D1 / GSAT 19 Launch
4. PSLV-C 38 / Cartosat-2 series Satellite Launch
5. GSAT 17 Launch
The important features of each satellite and the launch vehicle are listed in the table.

1. PSLV-C 37 / Cartosat-2 series Satellite Launch

Launched on February 15, 2017
Launched from First Launch Pad,
Satish Dawan Space centre, Sriharikota
Payload Cartosat-2 series satellite and
103 nano satellites
Total weight of satellites 1377 kg
Orbit type Sun synchronous orbit (SSO)
Application of satellite Earth observation
Highlights 39th flight of PSLV


2. GSLV - F09 / GSAT 9 Launch

Launched on May 5, 2017
Launched from Second Launch Pad,
Satish Dawan Space centre, Sriharikota
Payload GSAT -9 Satellite
Total weight of satellites 2230 kg
Orbit type Geosynchronous Transfer orbit (GTO)
Application of satellite Communication and Broadcasting
Highlights
  • Covers all south Asian countries
  • 11th flight of GSLV
  • 4th continuous flight with indigenous Cryogenic upper stage

3.GSLV Mk III- D1 /GSAT 19 Launch

Launched on June 5, 2017
Launched from Second Launch Pad,
Satish Dawan Space centre, Sriharikota
Payload GSAT -19 Satellite
Total weight of satellites 3136 kg
Orbit type Geosynchronous Transfer orbit (GTO)
Application of satellite Communication
Highlights
  • GSAT 19 is the heaviest satellite launched from India till date
  • GSLV-Mk III-D1 is the first developmental flight to GTO
  • GSLV-Mk III is the next version of current launch vehicles PSLV and GSLV-MK II

4. PSLV -C 38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Launch

Launched on June 23, 2017
Launched from First Launch Pad,
Satish Dawan Space centre, Sriharikota
Payload Cartosat-2 series satellite and
30 nano satellites
Total weight of satellites 955 kg
Orbit type Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO)
Application of satellite Earth observation
Highlights
  • 40th flight of PSLV
  • A nano satellite,NIUSAT is an Indian University satellite from Noorul Isalm University in Tamil Nadu State
  • NIUSAT is built to provide multispectral imagery for agricultural crop monitoring and disaster management support applications

5. GSAT 17 Launch

Launched on June 29, 2017
Launched from Kourou, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-238 Launch vehicle
Payload GSAT -17 Satellite
Total weight of satellites 3477 kg
Orbit type Geostationary orbit
Application of satellite Communication, Meteorological data relay and Satellite based search& rescue
Highlights Latest communication satellite inducted into the INSAT/GSAT system

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